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Old 07-01-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to use samba?? (and other stuff)

im using mandrake 9.1 with kde 3.1 and im trying to access the shared folder i have on my win xp machine. can anyone guide me through what i have to do in samba to get this done?
i tried going to the samba section in the mandrake network control panel. after i clicked search servers, i see my windows machine on the list, and after clicking on it, i was asked for username and password. i entered the admin login and password but then nothing happens???

i also tried mounting it but have no idea how to do it.

btw there is something wrong with my /mnt/ directory because everytime i try to access it through something other than the console, it freezes up.

someone asked me to check the fstab file, which has:

/dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

ok what the heck is going on there? my noobiness can't process that, so if anyone can help me i'd really appreciate it!!

P.S. there are 2 quirks that are bothering me.

1. everytime i log in kde(not as root), it starts drakconf. i looked everywhere for the "startup" list but cannot find any. its annoying because it pops up everytime and asks for the root password.

2. is there a way for programs to remember where the window locations, or at least pop up a window in the middle of the screen? everytime i edit preferences in mozilla or other programs the new dialog box starts up in the top left corner.. maybe its just me but its really annoying to have to drag it to the middle each time, especially if u are configuring alot of stuff.

3. how do i control sound volume? is there something similar to the speaker icon in the windows taskbar?
Old 07-01-2003, 06:53 PM   #2
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I dont use Mandrake myself but here's a decent tut on getting samba to work using LinNeighborhood :
Hope it helps ..
Old 07-01-2003, 09:23 PM   #3
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try simplicity first. make sure both machines are in the same workgroup.
make sure you share directories on windows.
edit /etc/hosts on Linux to show windows IP and computer name
run this command ]smbclient -L 'computer name'
did you get a list of available shares?
Old 07-01-2003, 09:26 PM   #4
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one more comment- after entering smbclient cmd, when password is requested, just press enter
Old 07-02-2003, 12:05 AM   #5
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alrite i got samba to work, but only through the console. i mounted /mnt/win to my windows computer, now the question is, how do i get it to show up as an icon on my desktop?
Old 07-02-2003, 01:08 AM   #6
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re sound

For volume control, open KMix and enable the system tray volume control. This will you enable you to change sound levels from the system tray, or alternately with the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Using webmin or swat may help help you with samba
Just type the urls into a web browser, and login as root at the prompt
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read documentation in kde desktop for icons


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